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  • #29838
    willz
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    Fire at Will gave me this top tip. “on sale in The Works”

    Picked up 22 vehicles today at £2 each, lots of Russian WW2 and post war.

    #29840
    Norm S
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    Amazing – I walked past mine today !

    #29846
    willz
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    Pop down tomorrow Norm and treat yourself.

    #29873
    Norm S
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    I did return – there was quite a bit of post war stuff there, but still examples of SU100, JSII, Grant, Matilda, DUKW and others there that I can’t recall (no SU 76 though … Boo-Hoo).

    Remarkable value.

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    #29882
    Steve Johnson
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    Any idea what scale they are?

    #29895
    Etranger
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    They’re meant to be 20mm, Steve.

    #29900
    Steve Johnson
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    Thanks Etranger. Sadly too small as I was hoping they might be useful for a 28mm project.

    #29929
    willz
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    Thanks Etranger. Sadly too small as I was hoping they might be useful for a 28mm project.

    Steve in the Plymouth shop they had several WW2 vehicles of a larger scale, (I did not look closely they may be 28mm or 1/56th).  when in “The Works” ask the staff what they have.  As sometimes they have items in the stock room.

    #29956
    Lee Langton
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    <span style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;”>Hi William, they look great. Which branch of The Works is it? Went past mine in Didcot and nothing there.</span>

    #29958
    willz
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    Lee I bought mine in Plymouth.

    #30024
    Norm S
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    Looking at these, I have added superglue to the rubber tracks to ensure they grip the wheels etc, add mud to the tracks and then will then cover them with a good dirty wash. I am thinking they will be looking pretty good after that.

    #30041
    willz
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    So you managed to get some norm.

    #30049
    Norm S
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    Yep, I picked up a couple of SU122’s, which are very nice and done in a tan, and a couple of JSII’s, which are done in green.

    The lady in the shop told me that they had been selling fast and she was surprised …. obviously your post has helped their sales. She said a box of bigger tanks had just arrived and were still in the back, so I am guessing they will be something like 1/50 scale or thereabouts.

    #30051
    DM
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    I picked up a stack from the concession in our local garden centre. Matildas and M3s, and I didn’t realise there was a DUKW in the range as well

    #30112
    Norm S
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    I have ‘tarted up’ or rather dirtied down one the the SU 122’s

    Link – http://commanders.simdif.com/video-links.html

    #30120
    NTM
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    Thanks Etranger. Sadly too small as I was hoping they might be useful for a 28mm project.

    There were some Crusader III suitable for 28mm at £10 in the one near me so worth a look.

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    #30125
    willz
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    Nicely done Norm, I can’t take full credit as I got the buzz from Will McNally.

    I give mine a coat of matt varnish, then super glue tracks.  When dry some ink washes, again when all dry, I will dry brush earth of various lightening shades.  Then stick to a base.  Will post some photo’s later.

    #30147
    Norm S
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    I returned again today and picked up a SU76 (hooray) and what i think may be the BA10 armoured car. They had some other early heavies such as the T-28.

    They had also put their big scale vehicles out this time as well, but these were all of the Puma armoured car – beautifully made and painted though. They were marked as being £30 down to £10.  If I gamed WWII in 28mm I would be getting one of those.

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    #30151
    willz
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    A bit of varnish and dry brushing a lick of paint and based.  I think they turned out ok and not bad for £2 each.

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    The Matilda with the radio antenna is off to the British army c1940.

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    Since posting these photos I have noticed that the bases are darker than I normally like so the bases have be given a swift touch up to lighten them up.

     

    #30323
    Steve Burt
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    Just popped in the the Cambridge shop, and scored 2 x BA10, a T28, a Matilda and a JSII.

    They also had lots of Lee/Grant, T34/85 and one SU122, (plus lots more Matildas) but I didn’t need any of those.

    Also some post-war stuff (a land-rover ish Soviet vehicle, a APC and a tank, but I didn’t look closely at any of those).

    Very nice little models, and for two quid each you can’t go wrong. Delighted to get the BA10s and the T28 which were the ones I really wanted.

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    #30566
    willz
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    Popped into Plymouth today got some more Matilda’s and a couple of KV2’s.

    #31163
    Will McNally
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    Anyone going to the Derby show as I’ve got some surplus models available to swap.  I’m looking for KV1s.  Can swap 2 x KV2, 2 x T35, 2 x SU122, 5 x FAI-M, 1 x DUKW.

    Will

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    #31854
    Will McNally
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    Some of the Early War Russian stuff  but the colouring didn’t match the rest of my stuff so I repainted them.

    I managed to find enough T28s to make a a reasonably sized forces for a game

    The T35 is a monster, but the most I’ll need for any scenario is a couple

    The tiny FAI-M armoured car

    #31859
    Norm S
    Participant

    Nice job, I will be doing the same. I returned to my works the other day and they only had a few models left ….. but from somewhere two T34 – 85’s had appeared, though they are fully in white – so re-painting needed in full there.

     

    Did you prime first or did the body take the new paint OK.

    #31860
    willz
    Participant

    Very nice Will, lovely paint work.

    Norm I give mine a coat of matt varnish to help the paint to stick.

    #31867
    Will McNally
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    Nice job, I will be doing the same. I returned to my works the other day and they only had a few models left ….. but from somewhere two T34 – 85’s had appeared, though they are fully in white – so re-painting needed in full there. Did you prime first or did the body take the new paint OK.

    Norm, I use Humbrol enamels on vehicles, usually two thin coats unless the colour is very close, no need for a base coat as the solvent in the enamel tackles any residual grease or whatever, then I switch over to acrylics.  The final coat was Devlan mud and using it for these finished the pot so I have to find a substitute.

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    #31876
    Norm S
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    Thanks, I am told that Agrax Earthshade is the GW replacement for Devlan Mud and also that Army Painter Soft Tone ink is a very close result.

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